Last night’s annual State of the Union Address by United States President Barack Obama caught the attention of a few hip-hop artists who took to Twitter to share their reactions.
Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden showed his interest in the speech by playfully sharing a few comments during the nationwide broadcast.
“If Wiz performs “Black & yellow” as soon as Obama is done .. i’m retiring, lol,” Budden tweeted last night (January 25).
“smmfh RT @mscarlaifunasty Ok good he’s talkn bout healthcare. I really need to know if my ass shots are gona be covered soon”
“Stupid fans make it hard 2 tell a joke, smh RT @MaxMel350@JoeBudden dissing @RealWizKhalifa …” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)
Rap pioneer Q-Tip, a bit more direct, addressed some key points made by Obama.
“Chamber of confusion,” he tweeted. “”Success is not a function of fame or PR but hard work” obama India, s. Korea and china are getting mad shoutouts in the SOTU address. “Simplify the individual tax code” obama. Transparent government. Let’s see. “American muslims are apart of the american family” obama. Now back 2 bipartisan bickering, tea partying and reality tv “stars” @djbrainchild hahahahahahaha! I was expecting dj khaled to bop down the aisle and the disco ball to drop!” (Q-Tip’s Twitter)
The Roots’ Questlove playfully made a game out of Obama’s speech.
“Go O! yall playing the drinking game if O says “jobs”? lol at this red carpet action going on with the partisan speed dating/musical chairsology of this SOU address. all that is missing from this walk in is this themehttp://youtu.be/CyB1xB8NnnQ JOBS! (one drink) #ObamaDrinkingGame JOBS! (two drinks) #ObamaDrinkingGame 4 JOBS! #ObamaDrinkingGame before yall get mad ill just round it off to every 10 “jobs”” (Questlove’s Twitter)
The president’s speech was broadcast nationwide and focused on topics including the economy and employment.
Some speeches hit you over the head with their main points, and absolutely no one could miss the fact that “win the future” was the central theme of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. It was a smart speech aimed at scrambling the political debate, reassuring Americans that we can overcome challenges to our economic power, and redefining the political center. It was also a bold defense of government’s role in spurring innovation, supporting research, and promoting education. Obama wants the debate to be between practical, efficient, forward-looking government and diminutive, unambitious government. For progressives, that sure beats the big versus small government argument. (The Washington Post)
Check out President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address below: